On a trade show floor crammed with 600 exhibitors, the one thing you need to do is stand out visually, and this how you do it. This life-size Pink Phone Box was spotted at the recent BDNY(Boutique Design New York) show in the booth for Cooper Classics, who specialize in wall mirrors and cabinets to the hospitality trade. Continue reading Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Phone Box→
It’s been a minute since I visited the most recent Art Expo NY — which was pretty darn impressive this time around. One of my favorite pink things from the show is Capsule II (Pink), a Pink Rotary Dial Telephone surrounded by fluttering Monarch Butterflies and encased in a resin block. This artwork by Diana Vurnbrand (who is also well-known for her photography) sells for $4,500.
If you’re a person of a certain generation, you may have grown up with one of these things (hint: it’s a telephone) mounted to the kitchen wall of your family home. Ah, the days of no privacy on the absolutely un-mobile phone (on which conversations could eventually be rendered somewhat more private with the addition of the very long handset extension chord)! If you enjoy art and nostalgia, I recommend the exhibit, New York 1962 – 1964 on now at the Jewish Museum. This very fun exhibit uses the museum’s influential role in the early 1960s New York art scene as a jumping-off point to examine how artists living and working in New York City responded to the events that marked this moment in time. The exhibit features two floors of fantastic art, design, and pop culture and runs through January 8th, 2023.
Isn’t it charming that certain toy manufacturers would design a Pink Toy Telephone that’s so retro, there’s 100% certainty that no child using this toy has ever actually seen (let alone used) a phone that looks like this. What a way to teach the history of telephone communications!